The Surgical Discovery Centre (SDC) will coordinate an expanded programme of clinical trials in novel orthopaedic treatments for dogs and cats seen within the clinical services at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH).
The Centre is also perfectly placed to work with staff at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital on a range of research projects across disciplines. Linking in to provide assistance with well-established, long-running projects; supporting new research ideas and starting new projects together with the QVSH staff, clients, and patients.
Current research includes:
The use of Whole-Body Barometric Plethysmography to calculate BOAS index in dogs with Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome, and as an objective demonstration of the effectiveness of new surgical techniques.
Investigating infection by looking at the components of synovial fluid for infected and non-infected joints
Preliminary assessment of an ultrasonographic screening method to identify the location of the ureteric openings in clinically normal Golden retrievers